strawberry chocolate ice cream pie

The rest of the country (hemisphere, I suppose) is gearing up for summer. Here in the desert though, we’ve been there for a while. This weekend Dave and I hiked over seven miles in 90 degree weather. It’s a dry heat though! (Actually, the hike wasn’t bad at all – it was either shady or windy the whole time, so although we were hot, we weren’t dying. And the dry heat does make a difference.)

the beginning of homemade chocolate ice cream

Ice cream pie is perfect for the weather we’ve been having. The specific ingredients called for here aren’t perfect for me though. I eat so many bananas as snacks that the idea of adding them to chocolate ice cream for dessert didn’t sound appealing. Strawberries, however, can be added to most any dessert.

Oh, except maybe not one that’s going to be stored in the freezer like this. Sliced strawberries between the crust and the ice cream turned into ice cubes in the freezer; I should have given them a dip in vodka before freezing them to keep them from freezing so solidly. Other than that, what’s not to love about this dessert? I don’t need to tell you that chocolate ice cream and strawberries are a tempting combination – especially when it’s a hundred degrees out.

Spike chose this recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has the recipe posted.

One year ago: Chipster-Topped Brownies
Two years ago: Pecan-Honey Sticky Buns


  1. It was one delicious dessert. I wonder how it would have worked with pureed strawberries mixed with the icecream? So many possibilities!

  2. Will you stop it with the mouth-watering-ness already?!?!?!

  3. This looks great, Bridget. I hear ya on the desert heat. I guess I’d better make an ice cream pie!

  4. It’s just so damn pretty!

    Seattle decided to have fall again, instead of spring- so while EVERY blog that I read is posting recipes using beautiful fresh berries and fruits- I’m trying to make the best out of the frozen raspberries and blueberries I have stored from last summer. Poor me!

  5. Ooh, now THIS is my kind of pie. no bananas please!
    I did a twd rewind…lenox biscotti… b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing 🙂

  6. Ooo, that does sound better. Definitely a good way to tweak the recipe (and, might I add, less tweakage than I did…). Off-trailing in CA led to spiky things as well, just so you know. I keep finding scrapes and pricks and bruises 😛

  7. I’m so happy to see someone who made this pie with strawberries instead of bananas. I really wanted to go that route but I chickened out over the ice cube issue. The chocolate and strawberries together look so pretty! I’m glad you enjoyed this dessert.

  8. What a wonderful idea !

  9. It looks very good! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe!

  10. Only the northern hemisphere is fast approaching the summer season, but I’m sure the southern hemisphere could benefit from this recipe as well. It looks fabulous!! I love the combination of chocolate and strawberry and love the fact that you made your chocolate ice cream. YUM! Stay cool!

  11. This looks absolutely amazing!!!!

  12. Now that strawberries are getting in season this would be the perfect dessert. I love it.

  13. Wow, that is lovely! I love that it’s not gigantic either, like most pies tend to be. The fewer leftovers, the better! Great recipe.

  14. Now THAT is a pie. Strawberries, coconut and chocolate ice cream. FANTASTIC!!

  15. Wow..that looks like SUMMERTIME. When i make it I know it will be gone in 30 seconds. The strawberries look wonderful.

  16. Your pie looks so pretty! Great job on this one!

  17. even if the strawberries got a little icy, this looks dead tasty!

  18. So perfect for the summer! Any breezy cold pie is good for me 🙂

  19. We could all use a dip in vodka from time to time, couldn’t we?

    Looks great! I wish I had seen this before I had to freeze the last five pounds of strawberries taunting me in my fridge, threatening to spoil.

  20. This recipe is so perfect, I love that chocolate cream makeover